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Review: Perfect Housewife – Is This Post Modern Feminism At Its Worst

In non-ratings period I get the opportunity to fully explore the gamut of reality shows on our screens.

In this latest Christmas break my remote has stopped on Discovery Health, which by the way their definition of health is way different to mine, as there is nothing health related on the channel.

After a quick glance and Kate plus 8, and the Duggars and their 50 million kids I stumbled across this gem (yes that was ironic) called Perfect Housewife. This UK show is about two “bad” housewives competing to become the best housewife. After shocking the in-laws at Christmas that I don’t iron my partners shirts I thought maybe I should watch this show.

The host Anthea Turner helps to turn the hopeless housewives into domestic goddesses. She seems to think that you role is to be the perfect wife, mother, and lover is your role in life. She also likes to dust phallic like objects, probably to practice her night time obligations.

The prize is a tiara that looks like it came from the local two dollar shop. Don’t they realise that most housewives would prefer to win a bottle of gin or french champagne at the end of a long day dusting.

This is one reality show I won’t be applying to be on.

But if you are curious to know what does make the Perfect Housewife watch this video.


1 TMC { 01.07.11 at 11:24 am }

Firstly RR, I would get yourself a new remote, if it gets stopping on show like Perfect House wife.

Secondly- My wife doesn’t iron my shirts as well, its funny cause some people at my job feel sorry for me because of this, and those ppl are generaly 40Yo females.

2 Reality Raver { 01.07.11 at 12:08 pm }

TMC – agree or I should go to the DVD store. I was trying to work out if they were being ironic. Really I would have thought 40 yr women would be over the whole house wife thing. It thought it was the Gen Y’s who were bringing back the whole bride wedding/housewife thing.

3 TMC { 01.07.11 at 12:41 pm }

LOL – Ironing and Ironic

4 seepi { 01.07.11 at 2:27 pm }

RR – did you see Big meets Biggest on Tue night on ABC2 – that was good reality tv.

5 Reality Raver { 01.07.11 at 2:28 pm }

Seepi – No I didn’t I have been trolling around watching the low rent crap and missing the better stuff clearly like this and CDWM Greek style.

6 Culinary Boner { 01.07.11 at 2:49 pm }

“She also likes to dust phallic like objects, probably to practice her night time obligations.” Sounds like my kind of show!
Did Anthea show them how to properly polish a knob?

7 seepi { 01.07.11 at 9:15 pm }

My luck must be good for once – I stumbled on the Greek show, and the Big, meets Biggest.

What we really need is a reality TV program, so we know what to watch out for!!

8 SED { 01.07.11 at 9:49 pm }

Honestly RR you should watch Big meets Bigger. My brother alerted me to this show and it was fantastic, delicious trash with a bit of moral. It is meant to be a series, but I cannot find when it will be on next. It was on ABC2. Its a BBC show.

PS – I sort of feel sorry for your husband 😛 But then again Im male.

9 Reality Raver { 01.07.11 at 10:14 pm }

I should actually go over the TV Guides indepth on Sunday and make a regular post on it. Thanks for the idea.

10 Reality Raver { 01.07.11 at 10:16 pm }

SED – I will pass on your commiserations….And I will definately be trying to watch Big Meets Bigger. I need to keep an eye on the new digital channels better then I do.